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#5 Guardiola has no intention of buying in January
It is very easy to point towards Manchester City when asked which team is the best in the Premier League. After all, the Citizens have the best bunch of players in their team and it would be very hard to point out a flaw in their team.
Indeed, they are one of the very few teams in the world – perhaps the only one – that don’t need any signings to cover their cracks. This is perhaps why Pep Guardiola has assured that the Citizens won’t make any signings in January.
“No. In January – no window. We are not going to spend anything. I am so happy with the squad, people are coming back, so no,” he said.
He stated that not buying in January is a sign that things worked out as planned in the summer transfer window. The other reason is that the Catalan has a deep squad at the Etihad.
“It’s much much, much better (not to buy in January). When we created the squad at the beginning of the season it was to not go to the January (window) except (if) we have problems.
“But I have a deep squad and a lot of players cannot play when I trust them a lot. They believe I don’t like them but that is not true! I trust a lot in all the players, all of them and it’s a joy to be with them.”
He also added that in case of injuries, academy players will be relied upon up as there is “no way” that the Manchester outfit are making January signings.
“When there are some injuries another one is going to play and, if not, you have a few players in the Academy that maybe are going to help us in a few moments or few minutes. We are not going to go to January in the market, no way.”